A graduate of Loyola University in 1990, Joe received his Juris Doctorate degree (Cum Laude) from Loyola University School of Law in 1997 where he was a member of the Loyola Law Review. He began working with Duplass as a law clerk in 1996, joining as an associate in 1997 and he was named as a partner in December 2001. Joe’s practice involves defense of product liability claims, insurance defense litigation and toxic tort and environmental claim defense and he represents clients at the trial and appellate court levels in State and Federal Courts in both Louisiana and Mississippi. He has served as a member of the defense steering committee in the In Re FEMA Formaldehyde Trailer Products Liability Litigation MDL (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana), and was a member of the trial team that obtained a defense verdict in the MDL’s first bellwether trial. He is married to Mary Glass and is the father of two sons.
Products Liability, Insurance Defense, Toxic Tort and Environmental Law, and Commercial Auto and Commercial Liability.
A member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Mississippi State Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, Counsel on Litigation Management and the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Joe is admitted to practice law in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi, United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.